About The Oluwo of Iwo , Other Osun Monarchs’ Roforofo Fight


The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi  has in recent times become the most controversial monarch  in Osun state.

He has been graduating from one crisis and scandal to another.

This time around, he was a major actor in the embarrassing scenario enacted in Osogbo , on Friday, 14th of  February 2020.

A  heated argument  graduated to the level of having the royal fathers exchanging blows.    It has, however, once again, gotten the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi , in the spotlight.

He was alleged to have resorted to the use of his fist to settle an argument and the Agbowu of Ogbaagba, Oba Dhirulahi Akinropo, was his alleged victim.

A reliable source told our reporter that the peace meeting was held to resolve disputes between the Oluwo of Iwo , Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi and other monarchs in Iwo area.  It also reportedly centered on land matters.

The peace meeting was reportedly held at the office of the AIG Zone XI, Nigeria Police Force, NPF,  Osogbo.

The oba who was  injured  reportedly visited the state hospital, Asubiaro, Osogbo, for treatment.

Oba Habeeb Agbaje Adetoyese who is the Olu of Ileogbo  also shed some light on the issue.

‘Oluwo wrote a petition that some monarchs in the area are selling his land.

The state government ordered for settlement and a peace meeting was scheduled at Iwo but Oluwo himself disrupted the meeting.

They invited us for another meeting today Friday, February  14 at the office of AIG where he alleged that myself, Agbowu and Onigege are selling his land.

Agbowu denied selling land beyond his territory   and Oluwo rose in anger and punched him. He had sustained injury in his mouth before the AIG could rescue him.

It happened in the presence of the Commissioner for Local Government, his counterpart from the Ministry of Land and the Chairman of Iwo Local Government’ he said.

A source who pleaded anonymity however told Global Excellence that prominent indigenes of Osun state have intervened and that the monarchs have agreed to sheath their swords at least for now.